Volume 14, Issue 1

May 2017


Barker, Martin. Editorial introduction


Alvarez, Mike. Online spectatorship of death and dying: Pleasure, purpose and community in BestGore.com

Balogh, Eva. Stars in the Aisles: Cinema usherettes, identity and ideology

Miller, Lucy. Access and the construction of fan identity: Industry images of anime fandom

Reinhard, Carrie Lynn D. & Pooky Amsterdam. A Community of Televised Avatars: Interactivities in virtual world television promoting and acknowledging participatory communities

Turner, Simon. District Thailand: Identification, spectatorship, and The Hunger Games in Thailand

Vainikka, Eliisa, Elina Noppari & Janne Seppänen. Exploring tactics of public intimacy on Instagram

Van de Vijver, Lies. The cinema is dead, long live the cinema! Understanding the social experience of cinema-going today

Völcker, Matthias. “Spoiler!? I’m completely painless, I read everything”: Fans and spoilers – results of a mixed method study

Waysdorf, Abby & Stijn Reijnders. The role of imagination in the film tourist experience: The case of Game of Thrones

Themed Section 1: Censorship and Audiences

Zenor, Jason & Clarissa Smith. Introduction: Perceptions of censorship

Barker, Martin. The censor as audience: James Ferman at the British Board of Film Classification

McLelland, Mark. Governmentality and fan resistance in the Japan pop culture sphere

Treveri Gennari, Daniela & Silvia Dibeltulo. “It existed indeed … it was all over the papers”: memories of film censorship in 1950s Italy

Vörös, Florian. Performing the unaffected audience: “Mature and responsible” men accounting for their pornographic fantasies

Close, Samantha. Moon Prism Power! Censorship as adaptation in the case of Sailor Moon

Themed Section 2: Knowledge Exchange

Pitts, Stephanie. Introduction: Themed section on Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement

Hield, Fay & Sarah Price. “Old Adam was the first man formed”: (In)forming and investigating listeners’ experiences of new music as audience enrichment, public engagement and research

Dunford, Mark. Understanding voice, distribution and listening in Digital Storytelling

Ryall, Amy, Jane Hodson & Casey Strine. Everybody Knows: Engaged research and the changing role of the academic

Behr, Adam. Where the snowman meets the sunshine: The tensions between research, engagement and impact in cultural policy

Packman, Claire, Louise Rutt & Grace Williams. The value of experts, the importance of partners, and the worth of the people in between


Aker, Laurena (ed.). Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga (reviewed by Evan Hayles Gledhill)

Finn, Kavita Mudan (ed.). Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones. Fathallah, Judith May. Fanfiction and the Author. Gierzynski, Anthony with Kathryn Eddy. Harry Potter and the Millennials (reviewed by Martin Barker)

Henry Jenkins, Mizuko Ito & Danah Boyd. Participatory Culture in a Networked Era (reviewed by Ryan Taylor)